No matter how the public despise and exclude her, Hester is always refusing to reveal the name of Pearl’s father and keep doing good things for the pubic and finally win respect from others. Hester Prynne’s long lost husband, Chillingworth, asks her not to tell anyone that he is her husband. His plan is to disguise himself so that he can find out and seek revenge on Hester’s lover. Chillingworth soon realizes that the minister, Arthur Dimmesdale, is the likely father of Hester’s baby, and he hurts the minister’s mind and soul by pretending to be his close friend, day and night, for the next seven years, which leads to the long-lasting suffering life of Dimmedale. At the end of the story, Dimmesdale confesses his sin to the public on the scaffold and finally finds peace through confession.
John’s insatiable desire for unconditional love is the impetus for his overwhelming unhappiness; however another contributing factor is John’s traumatic experiences in Vietnam. John’s impaired and unsatisfactory relationship with his father was an incitement for his unhappiness and induced John’s use of magic and imaginings as a way of disguising his unhappiness and despair. Due to his warped perception of love, John’s love for Kathy, however true, was a source of unhappiness because of doubt and fear. Additionally, John’s experiences in Vietnam contributed significantly to his misery and discontent, and sought out the affection that is attributed with politics. John’s defective relationship with his father caused his distorted perception of love, which provoked John to use magic and self-deception to subconsciously ameliorate his relationship with his father and conceal his unhappiness.
Other important characters in the novel are Hester´s daughter Pearl, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth. Arthur Dimmesdale is the reverend and well-liked minister of the community, but also the unknown father of Pearl. Burdened with guilt, he is suffering and gets seriously sick because he cannot entrust himself to somebody. Roger Chillingworth, who turns out to be Hester’s husband and was thought to be dead, makes it his task to find out who his wife’s lover was and to punish him. During the plot of the novel, the original significance of the letter imposed on it by the Puritan officials changes.
Andrew Bittmann English 102-b05 Weathers Unmainly Grief Claudius could hardly be considered to be a model of upright behavior, given that he seduces Gertrude while the grief over her husband’s death is still fresh. While he is obviously advancing his own motives, his speech to Hamlet about “Unmanly Grief” is oddly compelling. Claudius takes the view that all men die, all men lose their fathers. They enter a period of appropriate grief and then move on. Because hamlet is not conforming to this norm, Claudius suggests that Hamlet’s grief is not only unhealthy, but unmanly.
Bledsoe says to the narrator greatly help move the plot of the novel. First, the narrator sees that Dr. Bledsoe is not who he thought he was. The narrator once looked up to Dr. Bledsoe because he thought Dr. Bledsoe got to where he is through hard work, not by manipulating and going against what he likes. The narrator lost the only idol he had, and in a sense is now all alone. He has nobody to look up to or to get advice from.
Christians found it difficult to play a full part in Roman society because of many factors, even those who tried to be a “normal Roman” knew they never could be as much of Roman morality was conflicting with the morals of the Christian faith. One of the most obvious ways that Christians were different is that they did not worship the pantheon of Roman gods as most Romans did and therefore they were classed, ironically, as atheists. It is very obvious why they did not allow Christ to become another god equal to the others in the pantheon, in their eyes he was the one true God and they did not tolerate polytheism. Romans on the other hand could not tolerate monotheism! Christians however did try to be normal, everyday Romans by being good neighbours to those who weren’t Christians, they showed that they had integrity in what they believed and so earned the respect of many Romans.
Repulsion and desire theme is portrayed by the way Eddie repeats his father’s sins in juggling relations with Countess and May; same way the Old Man abandoned both May’s and Eddie mother by leaving them tortured and distraught by their obsessive love for him. May has feelings that same pain and anguish may rule her entire life because she is unable to totally live without Eddie, and this saddens the pair, leaving them to face their doubtful future being apart. As the play indicates however, the incest pair’s future promises additional emotional reunions as well as necessary, but painful moments of abandonment as evidenced where May hate Eddie after leaving her and equally loves him back after returning. In stage performance, lighting and sound are employed to convey distraught feelings, and violent emotions experienced by May and Eddie. As the play commences lights fade to shades of darkness, and the ‘Wake Up’ song by Merle Haggard is heard with its sound increasing gradually as lights rises; to convey the growing range between Eddie and May.
Dimmesdale is trapped in hypocrisy, and Pearl is the first to notice. “For the new energy of the moment, all the dread of the public exposure, that had so long been the anguished of his life, had returned upon him; and he was already trembling at the conjunction in which with a strange joy, never the less- he now found himself. Not so, my child. I shall indeed, stand with thy mother thee one other day, but no tomorrow.” (137). He is so absolutely terrified of public exposure.” Which is hypocritical since Hester has endured so much suffering.
(78) The poet states, “We romped until the pans slid from the kitchen shelf, my mother’s countenance could not unfrown itself.” (5-8) The word “romped” (5) is cleverly used by Roethke because it gives a clear image of the father carelessly manhandling his son as the house is being wrecked. (78) The helpless mother watches in disapproval but does not retaliate because she is terrified by the father’s behavior. The mother is obviously petrified by the fathers actions because the poet
In Darlington Hall, Lord Darlington made monumental mistakes in the name of the country and believed he was accomplishing something good and positive until he realized that he was indeed “out of his depth” and with his sickness overcoming him he passes away leaving Stevens alone to survey the extent of Darlington’s “good will” which was nothing but incompetent decisions made by an amateur. “The Remains of the Day” is an insightful book on the statement of how people lie to themselves to make failures palatable and creates a rich environment full of painful but deeply embedded memories that each character has to relive in order to come to terms with themselves and each other.